Courtney Barton opens her permanent Round Top outpost for the fall antiques fair in the new Round Top Village Development.(Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange)
Courtney Barton and Sarah Bray celebrate at the Round Top Antiques Fair where they partnered in a Sarah Bray Bermuda hat and Courtney Barton scarves celebration. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Pamela Sanders, Jennie Getten, Laura Weaver, Louise Hanna join the Courtney Barton/Sarah Bray Bermuda celebration in Round Top. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Pippa Fraumeni joins the Courtney Barton/Sarah Bray Bermuda celebration at the Round Top Antiques Fair. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
The Courtney Barton shop in Round Top Village debuted at the Round Top Antiques Fair. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Sarah Rothwell, Courtney Barton (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Shoppers in Round Top stop in at Courtney Barton's new outpost, during the Round Top Antiques Fair. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Courtney Barton's eponymous shop is one of six in the Round Top Village development. (Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange)
On a chilly fall day, hat designer Sarah Bray dresses for the Round Top Antiques Fair. (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
The Courtney Barton shop in Round Top features a curated collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, antique furniture, and globally sourced décor and accessories.(Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange)
Courtney Barton opening her new shopn in Round Top (Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange)
The architecture of Round Top Village, the hamlet's newest shopping venue, harkens back to a West Texas sentiment. (Round Top Village website photo)
After years of showing her wares at The Arbors during the Round Top Antiques Fair, Houston-based textile designer and design curator Courtney Barton has laid stake to a claim in Round Top Village, a spanking new country-style collection of eclectic shops located on the hamlet’s Washington Street.
Doors to her eponymous shop opened in tandem with the start of the fall fair in mid-October. And in celebration of her second brick and mortar, Barton partnered earlier this week with native Houstonian Sarah Bray of Sarah Bray Bermuda for a gathering showcasing a limited edition run of bespoke Courtney Barton scarves made from her signature block print fabrics to pair with Bray’s sunhat line or to be worn separately as neckerchiefs, tote sashes and belts.
The hats and scarves were eye candy additions to Barton‘s curated collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, antique furniture and globally sourced decor and accessories.
Fans, friends and devotees from her previous five years showing in Round Top joined the party and, in fact, filled her cozy 800 square foot shop to the max on more than one occasion on the run of the fair, which closes on Sunday.
“I’m amazed at the support and turnout at the shop over the past two weeks,” Barton says in a statement. “Seeing new and familiar faces light up in our bright and friendly shop has been a joy, and I’m grateful that our work on this concept has culminated in a space that resonates with people locally as well as annual Round Top visitors.”
Barton’s project in Round Top Village was more than two years in the making and was sorely interrupted when the spring antiques fair was canceled due to COVID-19. Her shop in Houston on Ferndale and her website kept her business flowing.
PC Seen: Sarah Rothwell, Nancy Bihlmaier, Marcia Smart, Anne Lee Phillips, Amber Elliott, Kylie Bumgardner, Pippa Fraumeni, Pamela Sanders, Jennie Getten, Laura Weaver, Louise Hanna, Bekah Pollock, Kathryn Worsham Humphries, and Julia Young.